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BEALL

Robert D. Beall

Robert D. Beall died at Joliet Area Community Hospice House in Joliet, Ill. Saturday, Sept. 10 at age 83.

Mr. Beall was born May 25, 1922 in Jerome, Idaho. He had been a Yolo County resident for 38 years. He was a high school graduate. A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1941 to 1945. For 35 years, he worked at Kimzey Welding in Woodland.

Survivors include Mr. Beall's daughters, Sharon Morelli and her husband Richard, Linda Metheney and her husband Ricky, Carole Getson and her husband Rick; his son, Bradley Beall; his granddaughter, Michelle Jones; his grandsons, Glenn Kelley and his wife Marilyn, Mike Kelley and his wife Leigh, Jeffery James, Aaron James, Kris Beall and his wife Ericka, Toby Beall, Jamey Beall, Casey Beall; six great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Claire Jones, Edith Kimzey and Jean Kimitz. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and a brother.

Services: Services were held Sept. 13 for Mr. Beall. Interment is at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. Goodale Memorial Chapel of Lockport, Ill. assisted the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Tuesday, September 30, 2005.)

BEAMES

Ranulf P. Beames

Dr. Ranulf P. Beames died Friday, Feb. 17 in Santa Rosa at age 80.

Dr. Beames was born Aug. 7, 1925 in Oakland. He was a 1943 graduate of University High School in Oakland. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he returned to the San Mateo County to study medicine at Stanford University where he graduated in 1952. He volunteered for the Stanford Alumni Associations, last serving as president of the Oakmont Stanford Alumni Association. Dr. Beames practiced urology in San Mateo County from 1955 until 1992. He played drums in the Doctor's Jazz Band. In 1974 he was president of the San Mateo County Medical Society. In that capacity, he created the physician's telephone exchange.

Survivors include Dr. Beames' daughter, Barbara Butterfield and her husband Jason of Woodland; his sons, David Beames and his wife Marilyn of San Mateo and Richard Beames and his wife Melissa of Hillsborough; and seven grandchildren.

The family requests memorials in Dr. Beames' name to be directed to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 1131, Fairfax, Va. 22038-1131.

Services: Celebrations of Dr. Beames' life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Quail Inn, 7035 Oakmont Dr., Santa Rosa and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at the Peninsula Golf and Country Club, 701 Madera Dr., San Mateo. Lafferty and Smith in Santa Rosa is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 22, 2006.)

BEARD

Lee Harry Beard

Lee Harry Beard of Davis died Feb. 5, 2005. He was 86.

Services will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday at Rancho Yolo Clubhouse, 620 Pole Line Road.

Born Oct. 1, 1918, he was a life member of Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6949. He and his wife owned Davis Appliance for almost 30 years.

He was preceded in death by his wife Neomi in 1998, his son Jerome 1974 and daughter Yvonne.

He is survived by his sons, Tyronne Beard of Galt and Larry Beard of Clarksburg; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and three sisters and a brother.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, February 08, 2005.)

BEASLEY

Oma V. Beasley

Oma V. Beasley, long time Winters resident, quietly passed away in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005 at Sierra Health Care Convelescent (sic) Hospital in Davis. Born June 1, 1918 in Arkansas, she was 86 years old.

Mrs. Beasley became a Winters resident in the 1950s and retired from Basic Foods in Vacaville. She was an active member of the Winters Community and worked in several volunteer organizations. She also volunteered much of her time at the Senior Center in Woodland. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her son Billy Gaither and his wife Bonnie of Millville; brothers Floyd and Herman Gaither of Watsonville; sister Mabel Livingston of Yakima, Washington; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her son Pete Garrett in August 1974, and by three brothers and two sisters.

Friends were invited to attend a funeral service for Mrs. Beasley on Saturday, Feb. 26, at 1 p.m. at the First Southern Baptist Church in Winters. Interment in the Winters Cemetery will take place at a later date. A virtual guestbook may be signed at www.davisfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, March 3, 2005.)

BECK

E. D. 'Al' Beck

E.D. "Al" Beck died in Woodland Monday, July 1, 2002, at age 84.

Born July 7, 1917, in Ozark, Ark., Mr. Beck had been a Dixon resident for more than 60 years. He owned and operated a Chevron service station in Dixon for several years and later was employed by UC Davis for 13 years. According to his family, "he enjoyed his bountiful garden and his family was his life."

Mr. Beck is survived by his wife, Opal Beck of Dixon; daughter, Ladene Kindelt and husband David of Woodland; son, Larry Beck of Dixon; granddaughter, Kerry Clearwater and husband Mike of Dixon; grandsons, Kenny Meyer of Dixon and Barry Meyer of Kansas City, Mo.; and great-grandchildren, Meghan and Travis Clearwater and Derek and Josh Meyer, all of Dixon.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Travis Beck, in 1962.

A funeral service is scheduled at 2 p.m., Monday, July 8, at Milton Carpenter Funeral Home, 569 N. First St., Dixon, with Chaplain Gretchen Shilts officiating. Interment is scheduled to follow in Silveyville Cemetery, Dixon.

Milton Carpenter Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, July 04, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BECK

Lena Beck

Graveside Rites Held for Miss Lena Beck

Winters--Graveside rites for Miss Lena Beck, 84-year-old Winters resident who died Friday in a Woodland hospital, were held yesterday at the Winters cemetery.

The Rev. Stewart Potter of Winters officiated. The McNary funeral home of Woodland had charge of the services. Pallbearers were Jack F. Vasey, Gregory Vasey, W. D. Snodgrass, Elwin L. and Allen L. Martin, Perry Culton.

(Newsclipping dated Jan. 1, 1954; name of newspaper unknown.)

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Services Set for Lena Beck

Funeral servicese will be held at the graveside in Winters cemetery this afternoon at 2 o'clock for Miss Lena Beck, 84, who died in Yolo General hospital Friday after an illness of seven weeks.

A native of Kansas, Miss Beck had made her home in the Winters district since 1920.

She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Lizzie B. Kramer of Winters; her nieces, Mrs. Clarence Leggett and Mrs. Ray Sears, and her nephew, James E. Kramer.

The McNary funeral home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

(Note: Names above are: Lizzie B. (Beck) Kramer; Mrs. Clarence Leggett is Allie Leggett; and Mrs. Ray Sears is Bessie Lena (Kramer) Sears.)

(Woodland Daily Democrat, CA, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 1954, pg. 2, col. 5)

BECKMANN

Eloise Laura Beckmann

Eloise Laura Beckmann died at Stollwood Convalescent Hospital in Woodland, Sunday, March 17, 2001, at age 90.

Born Feb. 18, 1912, in Geyserville, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Mabel Voelker. Her childhood was spent in Colusa County, south of Grimes.

Mrs. Beckmann lived 29 years in Knights Landing and was a resident of Woodland for the past 41 years. She was a homemaker most of her life and taught ceramic lessons in her home from 1969 to 1989. She exhibited her own work at many craft shows throughout the state.

She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star for 49 years, as well as past patron, past deputy and past mother adviser of the Order of the Rainbow for Girls. She loved to garden and always had a beautiful yard, according to her family, who added "she loved to play bridge and had belonged to three bridge clubs."

Mrs. Beckmann is survived by daughter, Ruth Gilbert of Woodland; son Fred Beckman and wife Carolyn of Los Alamos, Mexico; grandchildren Diane Frost and husband Rob of Woodland, Keena Beckmann of San Francisco and Bill Beckmann of Denver, Colo.; great-granddaughters Leslie Frost of Rohnert Park, Karli Frost of Woodland, and Keli Beckmann of Denver, Colo.

She was preceded in death by husband William (Bill) Beckmann on Feb. 19, 1971, and son-in-law Lloyd Gilbert on Feb. 6, 1997.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m., Thursday, March 21, at McNary's Chapel in Woodland. Interment will be private.

The family requests memorials be sent to St. John's Retirement Village, 135 Woodland Ave., Woodland, 95695, or the charity of the donor's choice.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Wednesday, March 20, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BECKSTROM

Elva M. Beckstrom

Elva Mae Beckstrom died peacefully on Aug. 31, 2002, in Placerville. She was 81 years old.

She was born on Nov. 22, 1920, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the fourth child of Brigham Fielding and Laura Selinda Bringhurst Duffin. The family moved to Santa Paula in 1927 where she attended local schools.

Upon graduation from Santa Paula High School, she attended Ventura Junior College, majoring in music. On June 21, 1941, she married her sweetheart Reid J. Beckstrom, in the Salt Lake City Mormon Temple.

The couple lived in Inglewood where she became a homemaker and enjoyed participating in musical activities and singing in a girls' trio. Their first two children were born during this time. In 1947, following the end of World War II, she and her husband moved to Coalinga where two more children were born.

In 1961 her family moved with her husband's career to Davis. After her children left for college, she worked as an admissions officer at UC Davis.

In 1981 her husband retired and they settled in Somerset, where they built their own home and cultivated beautiful gardens. In 1991 she joined with her husband in establishing the El Dorado Stake Genealogy Center in Placerville. During this time she was able to trace her ancestors back to the early 1500s.

She was active in several organizations in the LDS church, PTA, Girl Scouts and other civic and community activities. She loved singing and dancing and performed in various musical productions throughout her live. She was a talented artist and seamstress, an excellent cook, and loving wife and mother. She made many friends and faithfully supported her husband and children in all their activities and endeavors.

She loved life, had an easy laugh and enjoyed people of all ages and from all walks of life. She was particularly fond of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was much loved and will be missed by all who had the good fortune to know her.

She especially appreciated the care and kindness of her dear neighbors, her compassionate doctors, and the staff at Marshall Hospital during her last days of life.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ralph Bringhurst Duffin; a sister, Laura Marie Cosby; and two grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Reid, to whom she had been married for 61 years; a sister, Ellen Lucille Revill of Simi; a brother, John Gilbert Duffin of Henderson, Nev.; her children and their spouses, David and Linda Beckstrom of Snohomish, Wash., Elaine and Harold Cluff of McCall, Idaho, Jan and Erin David Bigler of Provo, Utah, and Karen and Aaron Niepoetter of Bloomington, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel, 3275 Cedar Ravine Road in Placerville. A viewing will be held at noon prior to the service.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, September 4, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BECKWITH

Eva Beckwith

Eva Beckwith died in Woodland Saturday, April 20, 2002, at age 72.

She was born June 23, 1929, in Oakland, Calif., to the late Charles Daniel McCampbell and Edith Eveline McCampbell-Nelson.

The family moved from Albany to Capay in the late 1930s. Mrs. Beckwith attended elementary school in Capay and high school in Esparto. She married Jack "Buster" Beckwith May 3, 1945. She raised five children and loved baking and canning. She enjoyed flowers, playing the piano, reading and traveling to Hawaii.

Mrs. Beckwith is survived by her husband, Jack Beckwith of Brooks; sons, William Beckwith and his wife, Ronnie, of St. Helena, and Grover Beckwith and his wife, Sue, of Brooks; daughters, Ellen Miller of Yolo and Brenda Hunter and her husband, Gary, of Brooks; grandchildren, Scott Beckwith of Jamaica, Krystene Best of Jetmore, Kan., Kristopher Ferrell of Tulsa, Okla., Monica Hughes and Nanette Zabell, both of Oakdale, Mike Benitez and Grover Benitez, both of Woodland, and Mary Hunter of Brooks; as well as nine great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her siblings, Richard McCampbell of San Pablo; Myra Teague of Marysville, Kay Stumpf and husband, Ron, of Grangeville, Idaho, Dona Stumpf of Baltimore, and Sandra Brown and husband, Gene, of Pinole.

Mrs. Beckwith was preceded in death by her brother, Dan McCampbell and daughter, Eva Stidham.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m., Saturday, April 27, at Capay Cemetery.

McNary's Chapel in Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 25, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BECKWITH

Grover "Stretch" Cleveland Beckwith

Grover "Stretch" Cleveland Beckwith died in Sacramento early Wednesday morning July 17, 2002, at age 49.

Born Aug. 12, 1952, in Woodland, Mr. Beckwith graduated from Esparto High School. He was a heavy equipment operator. He lived and worked in Alaska for a number of years. According to his family members, "he enjoyed traveling, photography, cooking, woodworking and gardening."

Mr. Beckwith is survived by his wife, Susan Beckwith of Esparto; sons, Mike Benitez and Grover Benitez of Woodland, and Cary Beckwith of Woodland; father, Jack Beckwith of Brooks; brother, Bill Beckwith and wife Ronnie of St. Helena; and sister, Ellen Miller of Yolo and Brenda Beckwith and husband Gary Hunter of Brooks.

He is also survived by his stepchildren, James Charles and wife Paulette of Woodland, and Amy Rolls and husband Jason of Montana; five grandchildren; numerous aunts; uncles; nieces and nephews.

Mr. Beckwith was preceded in death by his mother, Eva Beckwith; and sister, Eva Stidham.

A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, at Capay Cemetery.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Sunday, July 21, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BECKWITH

Jack 'Buster' Beckwith

Jack "Buster" Beckwith died at his home in Brooks, Tuesday, April 26 at age 78.

Mr. Beckwith was born June 24, 1926 in Woodland and was a life-long Yolo County resident. He worked as a farmer most of his life.

Survivors include Mr. Beckwith's daughters, Brenda Beckwith and Ellen Miller, both of Brooks; his son, William Beckwith of St. Helena; his granddaughter, Mary Hunter of Brooks and eight additional grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Eva Beckwith; his daughter, Eva Stidham and his son, Grover Beckwith.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Beckwith's name be directed to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95617.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at Capay Cemetery in Esparto. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, April 28, 2005.)

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Jack 'Buster' Beckwith (1926-2005) (2nd of 2 obits.)

Jack "Buster" Beckwith died at home in Brooks Tuesday, April 26 at the age of 78.

Jack was born June 24, 1926 in Woodland to the late Mae and Burt Beckwith.

Mr. Beckwith attended local schools and graduated from Canon School in Brooks. He married Eva McCampbell May 3, 1945. Jack and Eva raised five children.

Jack was engaged in farming and enjoyed the process and results of his labor.

Mr. Beckwith is survived by his son, Bill and his wife Ronnie of St. Helena and daughters, Ellen Miller of Brooks and Brenda and her husband Gary Hunter of Brooks. He is also survived by his granddaughter, Mary Hunter of Brooks.

Mr. Beckwith is also survived by eight additional grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Mr. Beckwith was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Eva; his daughter Eva Stidham and his son, Grover Beckwith.

A graveside service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30 at Capay Cemetery.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis or to the Esparto Fire Department, P.O. Box 366, Esparto, 95627.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, April 29, 2005.)

BEDART

John Bedart, Jr.

John Bedart Jr. died at Mercy San Juan Hospital in Carmichael, Tuesday, Oct. 26 at age 47.

Mr. Bedart was born July 1, 1957 in Woodland. He had been a life-long Arbuckle resident. He graduated from Pierce High School in 1975 and from Chico State in 1979 with degrees in business and agriculture. He worked as a corporate pilot and later was an Ag Real Estate Broker with Stromer Realty of Yuba City for more than 20 years. He was also a land developer and farmer. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Holy Cross Catholic Church and Pierce High School Booster Club.

Survivors include Mr. Bedart's wife of 20 years, Susan Bedart; his daughter, Andrea Bedart; his sons, Brandon and Austin Bedart; his parents Bob and Mary Kae Bedart, all of Arbuckle and his sister, Elizabeth Ghani of Inglewood. The family requests memorial donations in Mr. Bedart's name be directed to Pierce High School Booster Club, Attn.: Gary Teague, 960 Wildwood St., Arbuckle, 95912 or to the Arbuckle Fire Department, 506 Lucas St., Arbuckle, 95912 or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 at McNary-Moore Chapel, 107 Fifth St., Colusa. A rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Sunday. Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Arbuckle. Burial will follow at Arbuckle Cemetery. McNary-Moore Funeral Service of Colusa is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, October 30, 2004.)

BEDDARD

Rochelle Linda Beddard

Rochelle Linda Beddard died peacefully at her home on June 22, 2000, after a six-month battle with cancer. She was 49.

Born April 23, 1951, in Los Angeles, she grew up in Whittier and lived in Davis for the past 10 years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 25 years, Dennis; her children, Scott, 20; Amy, 18; and Alexis, 16; her mother, Ethel Jaffe of Sacramento; and her mother-in-law, Shirley Jeffrey of Vacaville.

She was first and foremost a devoted mother, wife and homemaker. When her children were older, she obtained a real estate license, was trained to be a loan officer by Vicki and Greg Fulkerson, worked for Kristen Joppich and most recently worked in the First Northern Bank Real Estate Division.

Her life was devoted to supporting her children in their activities, her church activities and to her many clients. She was active in various parent groups such as the PTA and Theater Wings, and was a member of Soroptimist International of Davis.

Those who knew her were always impressed by her energy, and her ability to juggle home, work and community activities.

She was a good cook and a seamstress, had a tremendous sense of humor, and was a true professional in her work. She will be greatly missed by many.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Davis First Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, West Eighth Street and Elmwood Drive. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, North Valley Region, 350 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of June 18, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BEDEAU

Kathryn A. Bedeau

Kathryn A. Bedeau died peacefully in her home on Oct. 23, 2001. Born on Sept. 13, 1906, in Janesville, she was 95.

…ation native Californian, she was the second daughter of four children who were born to Harry and Lilia Fitch. Kathryn lived on the family farm until the age of 13, when she went to Portola to work and attend high school.

She graduated valedictorian of her class in 1924. She then moved to Sacramento, where she graduated from and taught at Heald Business College.

Her first job was in the law firm of Henry and Bedeau as a legal secretary. In March 1933, she married Grover W. Bedeau, who was later appointed judge of the Superior Court of California by then-Gov. Earl Warren.

The Bedeaus raised two children, enjoyed their home in East Sacramento and spent their summers at Lake Tahoe. She was heavily involved with many community organizations, including the Sacramento Camp Fire Girls, the Legal Aide Society, the PTA and the American Red Cross.

Following the death of her husband in 1957, she returned to work in the Sacramento County clerk's office, then later as a legal secretary and finally as a court reporter to the state of California's 3rd Appellate Court.

After her retirement, she continued to serve the community with the Legal Aide Society and the Sacramento Children's Receiving Home, and was also a long-standing member and deacon of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She also enjoyed traveling.

She is survived by her sister, Marie Sullivan; brother, Marion Fitch; daughter, Deanna Falge Pritchard and husband William Pritchard of Davis; son, Grover W. Bedeau Jr. and his wife Kay Bedeau; granddaughter Cynthia Falge Murnane, formerly of Davis; and other grandchildren, great-grandchildren and dedicated caretakers.

A memorial took place on Saturday, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Sacramento, followed by inurnment at East Lawn Memorial Park

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," October 28, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BEEBOUT

Jo Ann Beebout

Jo Ann Beebout died July 20, 2001, at UC Davis Medical Center after a long illness. Born Sept. 4, 1932, in Knoxville, Iowa, to Margaret and Glen Beebout, she was 68.

She attended Gulf Park College in Gulfport, Miss., for a year before transferring to the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where she graduated in 1954. A medical technology internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City followed. In pursuit of her career, she worked in Iowa City; Turkey Creek, Ky.; Chicago; and Lakeport. She moved to Davis in 1979 and was employed by the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine department of genetics until her retirement in 1993.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Edward J. Beebout. She is survived by her sister-in-law Janet Beebout of Lakeport; nephew Edward J. Beebout Jr. and his wife Cynthia; niece Glenda Beebout-Depp and her husband Richard; nephews John R. Beebout and Stephen M. Beebout; niece Leslie Adams and her husband Gregg; and 12 great-nieces and nephews, all of Santa Rosa. She is also survived by her uncle, the Rev. John L. Beebout and his wife Ruth of Knoxville; stepmother Kathryn Beebout of Las Vegas; and several cousins in Iowa, Illinois and New York.

Memorial gifts may be made to the American Diabetes Association or charity of choice.

Funeral and interment arrangements are being handled by the Chapel of the Lakes, Lakeport.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Wednesday, July 25, 2001, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BEECHER

Marian I. Beecher

Marian Beecher died of congestive heart failure on Dec. 12, 1999. Born on Jan. 5, 1920, in Castor Center, Ontario, she was 79.

After spending most of her life on the East Coast, she moved to Davis in July to be close to family. She lived in Covell Gardens.

Marian was known to her family, friends and acquaintances for her sweet and cheerful demeanor.

Her siblings, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends will sorely miss her.

Survivors include her brother, Ross Johnson; her sister, Helen Marquart; her three children, Susan Sandoval, Ross Beecher and Douglas Beecher; her six grandchildren, Marian Sandoval, Marlene Cardinale, and Denise, Evan, Michael and Alex Beecher; and two great-grandchildren, Cody and Chelsea Jackson.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 15, in Sanborn, N.Y.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Dec. 12, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BEEGHLY

Daniel Irving Beeghly

Daniel Irving Beeghly passed away unexpectedly at his mother's home in Woodland, at the age of 61, on Aug. 22, 2004. He was born Sept. 6, 1942 to Irving and Rowena Stadtmuller Beeghly. A third generation Californian, he was the grandson of Daniel and Rowena Stadtmuller, and great-grandson of Albert Augustus Merritt and his wife Harriett Jane Bullard.

Upon graduation from Woodland High School in 1960, Dan entered UC Davis graduating with a degree in mathematics in 1964. He then earned a master's degree in mathematics at University of California at Berkeley. Dan married Pamela Schlocker of San Carlos in 1967 and together they moved to Dearborn, Mich. where he was employed by the Ford Motor Company, Computer Division for over 30 years. Dan retired in 1999 and has lived in Sacramento for the last two years. Dan was a kind and sensitive man who will be missed by all who knew him.

His wife Pamela, his mother Rowena, who is 96, his sister Barbara Reyn and brother-in-law William of Redwood City survive Dan. Services were held on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2004 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Woodland. Donations in Dan's memory may be made to Habitat for Humanity, the League to Save Lake Tahoe, St. Luke's Episcopal Church of Woodland or to a charity of the donor's choice.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland assisted the family with arrangements. Inquiries may be made by calling 662-4658 or by contacting http://www.legacy.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, September 4, 2004.)

BEEMAN

Anna Marie Beeman (1st obituary of 2)

Anna Marie Beeman died in her Woodland home on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at age 81.

Born Jan. 9, 1922, a native of Woodland, Mrs. Beeman was a lifelong resident of Yolo County. She attended Holy Rosary Academy and Woodland High School. She was a member of Omega Nu, Woodland Red Cross and the Historical Society. She started and ran their thrift store. She was also a member of Town & County Club, Emblem Club, and Yolo County Fair Board. She volunteered for many organizations.

Survivors include her sons, Howard Beeman and wife Susan, Michael Beeman and wife Tootie, and Donald Beeman; daughter, Kevan Louise Beeman, all of Woodland; and brother, Frank Sieferman and wife Jane, of Zamora; grandchildren, Howard Ezra Beeman, Rachel Beeman, Tim Beeman and Honey Beeman, all of Woodland; two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Howard Dean Beeman; daughters, Sue Ann Beeman and Betsy Lee Beeman; and sister, Leah Mae Sieferman.

The family requests memorials be directed to St. John's Retirement Home; or the charity of donor's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2003, at Monument Hill Memorial Park, Woodland, with the Rev. David Affleck of St. Luke's Episcopal Church officiating.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Thursday, August 7, 2003.)

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Anna Marie BEEMAN (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Anna Marie Beeman died at her home in her sleep, the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003. She was 81 years old and had suffered from Congestive Heart Failure.

Anna Marie was born Jan. 9, 1922 in Woodland to Frank and Anna Sieferman. She was the oldest of three children which later included Frank, her brother and Leah Mae, her sister.

Her Grandparents Friedolin and Magdalena Sieferman, came from Germany and settled west of Woodland on the homeplace in 1869. Both they and Anna Maries' parents were grain farmers relying on the weather, as there was no irrigation at that time.

Anna Marie attended Holy Rosary Academy and then Woodland High School. Upon graduating she carpooled with Phyllis Hollingsworth to Heald College Secretary School. She worked 1 - 2 years as a secretary for the state.

She met, dated and later married Howard Dean Beeman on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1942. It snowed that day in Woodland. They moved into the Beeman Ranch that had belonged to Howards' parents and where he had lived his whole life. Anna Marie now became a farmers' wife. They proceeded to have six children: Howard II, Michael, Sue Ann, Betsy, Kevan and Donald; three sons and three daughters.

Throughout her life she devoted herself to raising the kids as well as devoting herself to the betterment of the community, charities and organizations.

"Siefie" as she was also known, joined, helped and headed various organizations. She was a consummate volunteer. Some of the more recent were: President of Yolo "Y" Womens Club, President of the Yolo County Museum Society - also opening and running the Museum Thrift Store with Jane Reiff, Woodland Memorial Auxiliary, Town and Country Club, Republican Central Committee member, Red Cross Board Member, U.C. Davis Library Board of Directors, Omega Nu Sorority-holding various offices including President in Woodland and Grand President of the collective Omega Nu sororities, Yolo County Fair Board Member two terms, and the Blood Bank - honored this year for over 50 years of volunteering, longer than anyone else in the whole Sacramento area. . . she was given a standing ovation.

She worked hard for whatever organization or charity and didn't expect or look for rewards - but she was tickled pink when honored. One such award she was particularly proud of was being honored with the Community Service Award from the City Council for her outstanding civic leadership, service to the community and dedication to local service groups.

Many people will remember her for all the cards she sent, her friendly visits and her sociability. She was well known and even had a profile in the Daily Democrat. She was often sought for advice and her knowledge of Yolo County History, people, places, and general information. Her opinions were valued. She will be deeply missed.

Anna Marie was proceeded in death by her husband Howard and daughters Sue Ann and Betsy, and her sister Leah Mae Sieferman. She is survived by son, Howard and Susan (Pelican) Beeman - grandchildren Howard III, Ezra and Rachel; son Michael and Tootie Beeman - grandchildren Tim and Honey; daughter Kevan Louise Beeman; and son Donald William Beeman. Also surviving her are brother Frank and Jane Sieferman of Zamora; nephew Frank Sieferman Jr.; and nieces Carol and Liz Sieferman.

Graveside services will be conducted by Reverend David Affleck of St. Luke's Episcopal Church at Monument Hill Memorial Park at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2003. Remembrances can be in the form of a donations to your favorite charity; or Stollwood Convalescent Hospital; or the Episcopal Church.

Kraft Brothers Funeral Directors of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, August 09, 2003.)

BEGUHL

Barbara Frances Beguhl

Barbara Frances Beguhl died in Woodland on Friday, Jan. 9, 2004, at age 81.

Born Oct. 7, 1922, a native of Woodland, Mrs. Beguhl had been a Yolo County resident for 70 years. She was a Woodland High School graduate. She worked at Bank of America as chief teller. She was a member of Ladies Championship Woodland Softball Team. She played trumpet in Woodland High School Band.

Survivors include her cousins, Bill Boots, Fred and Vivian Silberstein; and niece, Marty Silberstein. She was preceded in death by her husband Elby Beguhl; parents, Adolph C. and Lucy E. Silberstein; and brother, August Silberstein.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Capay Cemetery.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, January 09, 2004.)

BEIMER

Joseph Anthony (Joe) Beimer

Joseph Anthony (Joe) Beimer of Livermore died Nov. 20, 2001, in Reno, Nev. He was 83.

He was born in Elizabethtown, N.M., in August 1918. His father was the town's lawman, and his mother ran the post office. The family later moved to Taos, N.M.

He and his brother, George Beimer, moved to Neward,* N.J., in the late 1930s and worked for Couse Manufacturing, which designed mobile machine shops. There he met and his wife, Peg Schefter, and they married in September 1942.

(* Neward, N.J. should be Newark, N.J.)

He joined the U.S. Navy and was stationed in Camp Parks in Pleasanton.

In 1955, he accepted a job with a new manufacturing company in Livermore. In 1960, he opened Beimer Machine Works and operated it until his retirement in the late 1970s.

His wife suffered a stroke in 1996 but survived. In 1998, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and in 1999 the couple moved to an assisted living facility in Reno. His health declined.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Margaret (Peg) Beimer; two daughters, Noreen Mazelis of Davis and Kathleen Burkhard of San Jose; one son, Martin Joseph Beimer of Reno; and five grandchildren, Jacob, Amy, Sean, Mike and Charles.

He was preceded in death by his parents, B.J. and Marie C. Beimer, and siblings Sam Beimer, George Beimer, Jack Beimer and Blanche Brooks, all of Taos.

A memorial service for family and friends was held in Livermore on Dec. 1, 2001. Burial was in St. Michael's Cemetery in Livermore.

Donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of Northern Nevada at 705 S. Wells Ave., Suite 225, Reno, NV 89502.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, February 15, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BELENIS

Nicholas "Nick" Dimitri Belenis

Nicholas "Nick" Dimitri Belenis died peacefully in his sleep on March 17, 2002, at his home in Woodland. Born in Woodland on July 5, 1934, he was 67.

He lived almost all of his life in Davis and graduated from Davis High School in 1954, where he played basketball.

Belenis worked in the family business, starting out at Phil's Grill and later working at Mr. B's for more than 40 years.

He was an active participant for a number of years in the city of Davis' Alternative Recreation program. He enjoyed weekly bowling outings along with the various activities the organization provided. He was fond of the bike lanes Davis offered, as bicycling was his only mode of transportation.

He loved attending Blue Devil and Aggie sporting events.

Belenis was a member of The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in Sacramento.

He is survived by five sisters, Peggy Swisher of Davis, Bessie Koniaris of Novato, Callie Anagnos of Lodi, Helen Gaines of Stockton, and Evelyn Jouganatos of Sacramento. He was preceded in death by his brother, George Belenis of Davis. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Davis Community Church, 412 C St. A short graveside service will immediately follow at the Davis Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the suggests donations in his memory to two things that gave him so much joy -- the Cal Aggie Marching Band-uh and UC Davis athletics. Donations to either the band or his brother's scholarship fund (George Belenis) can be sent to the UCD Athletic Development Office, c/o Mike Angius, 116 A St., Davis, CA 95616.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Tuesday, March 19, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BELL

Dorothy K. Bell

On Feb. 3, 2005, Dorothy K. Bell of Roseville passed away in Roseville at the age of 81. Mrs. Bell was born in Auburn Jan. 19, 1924 to William and Rhoda Kinz. She was raised in Auburn and was a graduate of Auburn High School. Later in her life, in her early 50s, she went back to school and earned her B.A. degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento. She later became the Director of the Woodland Senior Center in Woodland. She had a passion for working with seniors during her lifetime. Mrs. Bell was a peer counselor for self-help groups connected with Woodland Association of Peer Counselors from 1995 until she relocated to Roseville to be closer to her family. She traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad during her earlier years. Dorothy was a member of the Red Hat Society. All who knew her said she was a compassionate and good listener. Her greatest joy however, was being with her family. Beloved mother of Diane S. Barnett and husband, Ray of Roseville; son, William D. Salas and wife, Margaret of El Dorado Hills; loving grandmother of Jennifer Barnett-Tataryn and husband, Peter of Elk Grove, Kathryn and husband, Aaron York of Cameron Park, Kelly Salas of El Dorado Hills, Ray Barnett, Jr. of Modesto, Raychelle Brannon of Linda, DeLon Barnett of La Quinta and great-grandchild, Aidan York. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond J. Bell. There will be a Celebration of Dorothy's Life Saturday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m. at Mistywood, 1275 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. Family and friends are welcome to attend. Memorial contributions by be made to Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California, P.O. Box 1824, Sacramento, 95812.

A virtual register book may be signed at www.lodifuneralhome.com where memories may be shared. Lodi Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 09, 2005.)

BELL

Robert E. Bell

Robert E. Bell died on Nov. 19, 1999, at Woodland Memorial Hospital. Born on Oct. 13, 1926, in Tarrant City, Ala., he was 73.

He attended school in Tarrant City, Ala., and in nearby Birmingham where he earned a bachelor's degree in English at Birmingham Southern College in 1950. Following graduation he won a general education board scholarship to Harvard University where he received a master's degree in English in 1952.

His Southern roots drew him back to Alabama where he was reference librarian and later assistant director of the Mobile Public Library. He then moved to Fort Worth, Texas, as an assistant director of the Fort Worth Public Library, continuing his education by attending summer school at the University of Texas, Columbia University, and Louisiana Stat University.

In 1959, he accepted a position in San Francisco as executive director of the Book Club of California. Bell's love of books and his love of the south next led him to open The Banquette Book Shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans, La.

While he and his partner, Mark Hanrahan, ran the book shop, Bell attended Louisiana State University and received a master's degree in library science and election to Phi Kappa Phi in 1967.

He moved back to California and enrolled in the doctoral program at the School of Librianship at the University of California in 1967. He received a doctorate in 1974. His doctoral dissertation was on the history of the Grabhorn Press, one of California's most renowned fine presses.

In 1976 he came to UC Davis as head of the humanities and social sciences department. He served the University Library in a variety of other positions as humanities collection development coordinator, acting assistant university librarian for public services and bibliographer for English language and literature, art, art history, drama and classics until his retirement in 1991.

Bell was an accomplished writer in many areas. His novel, ``The Butterfly Tree,'' published in 1959 and released in 1991 by the University of Alabama in its Library of Alabama Classics series, chronicled a young man's love of his Alabama roots, his search for a mythical Butterfly Tree and his subsequent loss of innocence.

His subsequent publications centered on his love of classical studies. His ``Dictionary of Classical Mythology'' was published in 1989, and ``Women in Classical Mythology'' in 1991 and published in paperback by Oxford University Press in 1993. All of these books received enthusiastic reviews at the time of their publication and continue to be used heavily in libraries throughout the country.

He will be remembered by his friends as a kind and modest person who loved books, his friends and his cats, the south and his visits to classical sites which were the center of his scholarly interests.

He possessed a lively intelligence, a gentle and kind demeanor and a keen wit and sense of humor, which will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his brother, Billy Bell; his wife, Martha of Mobile, Ala.; and his close friend and companion of 40 years, Mark Hanrahan of Davis.

He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and friends in many places.

His friends are invited to a memorial celebration of his life Thursday, Jan. 6, at 3 p.m. at the Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

Contributions may be made in his memory to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the American Heart Association or to an AIDS organization of the donor's choice.

Bell was cremated by the Neptune Society and his ashes will be distributed in his beloved Fairhope this spring and in the Aegean this summer.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Dec. 12, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BELL

Russell Morris Bell

Russell M. Bell passed away Friday, March 18 at Sutter Davis Hospital surrounded by his loving wife Margaret and his two daughters, Suzanne and Sylvia. Russell was born in Bishop and moved to Woodland at a young age. He was an 80 year resident of Woodland, where he farmed for many years. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1934. During World War II he was a member of the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was wounded in the line of duty while driving a tank. The tank came under attack by enemy fire. Russell was able to maintain radio communication and fire weapons to protect the vehicle against further attack. He was honorably discharged in September 1945.

He married Margaret Aguilar on April 5, 2002. He thoroughly enjoyed sharing this new life with her and being with members of his new family, sharing many special occasions with much love and laughter. He told everyone that he especially loved Margaret's great cooking as he partook in his joy of eating. He delighted in sharing his life with Margaret and sharing his love of his ranch. He loved to garden and sit and watch all the animals run free on his land.

Russell will be missed and never forgotten by his wife, Margaret Aguilar; daughters, Suzanne Aguilar and Sylvia Aguilar Whitley of Woodland; son, Richard Rico of Los Angeles; grandchildren, Carson Whitley of Boston, Taylor Whitley of Woodland, Steve, Michael, Richie and Michelle Rico, all of Los Angeles; his nephew, Gene Stille and his wife Joan and numerous nephews and nieces and brothers- and sisters-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Lizzie Bell; brothers, Robert and Leland; his sister, Gladys Stille and his first wife, Val Bell.

Visitation will be at McNary's Monday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be at McNary's Chapel Tuesday, March 29 at 11 a.m. with burial to follow at St. Joseph's Mausoleum.

Memorials may be sent to Woodland Music program or to the donor's favorite charity.

McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Friday, March 25, 2005.)

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Russell Morris Bell (2nd of 2 obituaries)

Russell M. Bell died Friday, March 18 at Sutter Davis Hospital at age 89.

Mr. Bell was born Sept. 10, 1915 in Bishop. He was an 80 year resident of Woodland. He graduated from Woodland High School in 1934. During World War II he was a tank driver in the U.S. Army and was awarded the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged in September 1945. He was a farmer and a member of the Farm Bureau.

Survivors include Mr. Bell's wife of three years, Margaret Aguilar; his daughters, Suzanne Aguilar and Sylvia Aguilar Whitley of Woodland; his son, Richard Rico of Los Angeles; his grandchildren, Carson Whitley of Boston, Taylor Whitley of Woodland, Steve, Michael, Richie and Michelle Rico, all of Los Angeles; his nephew, Gene Stille and his wife Joan and numerous nephews and nieces and brothers- and sisters-in-law. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Val Bell; his parents, Joseph and Lizzie Bell; his sister, Gladys Stille and his brothers, Robert and Leland.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Bell's name may be sent to Woodland Music program or to the donor's favorite charity.

Services: Visitation is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 28 at McNary's Chapel, 458 College St., Woodland. A funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 29 at McNary's Chapel, with burial to follow at St. Joseph's Mausoleum. McNary's Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Saturday, March 26, 2005.)

BELL

Thora May Bell

Thora May Bell died at Sierra Health Care Convalescent Hospital Nov. 1, 2004, of Alzheimer's disease. She was 94.

Born May 19, 1910, in St. Paul, Minn., to Abram and Louise Alford, she was one of seven children. She lived in both St. Paul and White Bear Lake, Minn., for the majority of her life. She married Walter Erickson and they had a son.

After the death of her husband in 1961, she married Lee Bell, who died in the 1980s. She later married Clarence DePonty, who died in the 1990s. In 1995, she came to Davis due to health reasons and to be close to family. She resided at Memory House until she had to move to Sierra Health Care Convalescent Hospital. She will be missed by family and all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Carl and Jesse Alford, and by her sister, Claire.

She is survived by her son, Glen Erickson and his wife Barbara of Davis; Bob Bell of Texas; and Marlene Bell and Fred DePonty of St. Paul, Minn.

She is further survived by her grandchildren, Michael Erickson and his wife Pam of Knight's Landing, Daniel Erickson of Chico, Stephen Erickson of Oakland, and Dee Coughlin and her husband Tim and their daughter Katelyn of Sacramento. Also surviving are her sisters, Thelma Baker and Sue Meyer of Glendale; and her brother, Glen Alford of Hemet.

At the request of the family, no services are scheduled at this time. A private burial will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in St. Paul at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Saturday. November 6, 2004.)

BELLETTI

Mary Caroline Louise Belletti

Mary Caroline Louise Belletti died in Woodland Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, at age 75.

Born April 21, 1927, in Ventura, Mrs. Belletti had been a Yolo County resident for six years. She resided in Red Bluff for 51 years. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include her sons, Tom Wells and wife Linda of Seiad Valley, Steve Belletti and wife Joyce of Woodland, Mark Belletti and wife Connie of Anderson; daughters, Toni Cherry of Redding, Roseanne Smith and husband Booker of Richmond; brothers, Robert Burruss and wife Ebby of Happy Valley, and Fred Burruss and wife Thelma of Livingston, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Joseph Belletti.

The family requests memorials be directed to Make a Wish Foundation. Arrangements are under the direction of McNary's Chapel of Woodland.

Services: Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Chapel of the Flowers, Red Bluff, with a graveside service at 2 p.m. at Oakhill Cemetery, Red Bluff. Burial will follow the service at Oakhill Cemetery, Red Bluff.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, March 03, 2003.)

BELLETTI

Michael Benjamin Belletti

Michael Benjamin Belletti was diagnosed with a brain stem tumor in February of this year. He died to this illness at the age of 13 on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002 just six days from his 14th birthday on Oct. 12.

The Belletti family had the opportunity during the past months to spend precious moments together with help from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and a close family friend, said family members.

Michael, who family members said was "an inspired artist," was able to visit Warner Brothers Studios and enjoy an inside view of the world of animation. He was able to meet one of his mentors, Mr. Joe Barbera of Hanna Barbera cartoons, and he had the opportunity to share some of his drawings with Mr. Barbera. Mr. Barbera encouraged Michael to keep drawing everyday and assured him that he was on his way to becoming a huge success. The Belletti's also visited Walt Disney in Florida.

In addition to his interest in drawing and cartooning, Michael loved spending time with his friends, writing poetry, playing cards, and listening to music, said family members. He had a wide variety of friends at Lee Junior High School and his family's open-door policy helped him include many of his friends in the last days of his life. Michael's other accomplishments include the design and the drawing for the Lee Junior High fund raiser advertisement for the new gymnasium floor.

Michael is survived by his parents, Steve and Joyce Belletti, his 17-year-old brother, Steven, and his 11-year-old sister, Anna; his grandmother, Mary Belletti; uncles, James and wife Patty, Tom and wife Linda, Mark and wife Connie and Doug and wife Pat; aunts, Toni, Colleen and Roseanne and husband Booker; and numerous cousins.

A service is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Walnut St., Woodland.

Burial will be held at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at St. Joseph's Cemetery, Woodland.

The family requests memorials be directed to Make-A-Wish Foundation, 1401 Halyard Drive, Suite 130, West Sacramento, 95691, Attention: Pat Seaman, (916) 327-2995.

A memorial fund in Michael's honor has been established at Yolo Federal Credit Union. The fund will be used to support a scholarship for students interested in art.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements. Call 662-5411 for more information.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, October 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). A photograph of Michael Belletti is included with this obituary. Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BELLO Jr.

Francis A. Bello Jr.

Francis A. Bello Jr. died after a long illness on Jan. 8, 2000, at his Woodland home. Born on Nov. 6, 1948, in Philadelphia, Pa., he was 51.

He served as a sergeant in the Army, stationed in Italy from 1968 to 1971. He came to California in 1978 and worked as a mobile nuclear medicine technologist in the Los Angeles area. In 1987 he and his family settled in Woodland while Frank worked for Sutter Davis Hospital as a CT and radiological technologist.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis A. Bello Sr.; his mother, Kathryn (McGrath) Bello; and brother, Thomas Bello.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca (Gray) Bello of Woodland; three sons, Francis A. Bello III, Daniel J. Bello and Brian P. Bello, all of Woodland; two daughters, Kara E. Bello and Mariel K. Bello, both of Woodland; three brothers, Reynold Bello of Woodland, Michael Bello of West Chester, Pa., and his wife Patricia, and William Bello of Havertown, Pa., and his wife Carmen; sister, Kathryn (Bello) Coster of Downingtown, Pa., and her husband Richard; great-aunts, Maria Pia Bello of Chester, Pa., and Rose (Bello) Niemeyer of Key Colony Beach, Fla., and her husband Jack; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at noon Saturday at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 301 Court St., Woodland.

Memorial donations may be made to Yolo Hospice.

Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors assisted the family with the arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Jan. 9, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BENDER

Inez E.S. Bender

Inez Electa Stephens Bender died July 27, 2000, at her daughter's home in Woodland. Born in Ellis, Kan., on June 19, 1908, to Cyrus Lawrence and Anna Electa Stephens, she was 92.

She came to California as a child with her parents and brothers to settle in Esparto. The family returned to Kansas several times and upon the death of Inez's mother in 1914 they remained in the Esparto and Woodland area.

She attended Woodland schools and was baptized at the Woodland Methodist Church. She often talked of her Bible School teacher, Mrs. Lawson, and the hours spent in her home, which is now located in Faria Park.

She was a homemaker all of her adult life. She was a member of the Esparto Countryside Community Church, the Church Auxiliary and the Ruth Circle. She was also a 4-H leader and a member of the National Foundation of the March of Dimes for many years. She enjoyed her home, playing cards, walking the ocean beaches, camping and traveling.

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Russell and her husband Dick of Capay Valley, JoAnn Pratt, Shirley Fields and her husband Bill of Woodland, Judy Karlstad and her husband Cordell of Esparto and Sharon Hall and her husband Ray Collium of Sacramento.

She is also survived by her granddaughters, Janet Jaworski and her husband Pete of Fairfax, Va., Cathy Karlstad of Los Angeles and Kelly Karlstad of Santa Barbara; her stepdaughter, Norma Schwartz and her family of The Dalles, Ore.; numerous nieces and nephews; and her loving friend and caregiver, Josie Nickell and her family of Woodland.

She was preceded in death by her husband Fred in 1967, her son Fred Marion Bender in 1992 and her brothers Clyde, Verden, Gilbert, Don and Hugh.

Visitation was held Monday at Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors. Graveside services were held today at 10:30 a.m. at the Capay Cemetery in Esparto. A gathering to celebrate her life was held immediately following the service at the Country Villa Estates Mobile Park Clubhouse.

Memorials may be sent to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617-1014, or to the charity of one's choice.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of July 30, 2000, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BENNER

E. Jack Benner

A memorial service will begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, for longtime Davis resident Dr. E. Jack Benner.

Benner, one of the original medical faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine and later a prominent Sacramento physician, died at his home on Feb. 14, 2006, after a short illness. He was 74.

Benner was born in Leavenworth, Wash. He was raised by his maternal grandfather, Ernest Benner. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, he played football at Leavenworth High School, competed in ski-jumping, and developed a lifelong passion for hunting and fishing.

His life and career, however, were devoted to helping others.

After graduating from Central Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in education, briefly teaching high school and serving in the U.S. Army Counter-Intelligence Corps during the Korean War, Benner enrolled in medical school at the University of Oregon in Portland. While in medical school, he married Carolyn Morton of Sacramento, with whom he raised three sons.

Following medical school, Benner completed his medical residency at the University of Oregon and completed an Infectious Disease Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle before joining the medical faculty at the University of Oregon.

Benner and his family moved to Davis in 1968 when he accepted a teaching position at the then-new UC Davis School of Medicine. He later entered private practice in Sacramento and retired in 2000.

In addition to his love of the outdoors, Benner was an avid fan of collegiate and professional sports, of classical music and opera.

Benner is survived by his three sons, John Benner of Los Alamos, N.M.; David Benner of Beaverton, Ore.; and Howard Benner of Pleasanton. Additional survivors include 10 grandchildren.

The service will be at Veterans’ Memorial Center, 203 E. 14th St. in Davis.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cache Creek Lodge, 435 Aspen St., Woodland 95695.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Sunday, February 26, 2006.)

BENNER

Harold "Hal" Benner

Harold "Hal" Benner died at Biggs-Gridley Hospital in Gridley Thursday, Jan. 27 at age 68.

Mr. Benner was born Jan. 18, 1937 in Sacramento. He grew up in the Knights Landing and Robbins area had been a Gridley resident for 32 years. He attended UC Davis and graduated from CSU - Chico. He worked in various agricultural industries, eventually working in agricultural banking in Yuba City and Chico. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Gridley and the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Benner of Gridley; his sons, Craig Benner of San Francisco and Eric Benner of Davis; three grandchildren; his sisters, Betty March of Woodland and Jean Lockett of Knights Landing and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family requests memorials in Mr. Benner's name be directed to the First Presbyterian Church of Marysville or the Biggs-Gridley Hospital.

Services: A memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 at the First Presbyterian Church, Sampson and Rideout Way, Marysville with the Reverend Bob Cordier officiating. Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel of Gridley is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, February 02, 2005.)

BENNETT

Casey "H" Bennett

Casey "H" Bennett died peacefully Aug. 27 at Woodland Memorial Hospital at age 52 after a long illness. By his side was Shirley, his greatest love in life and his wife of 33 years. They shared a bond that could not be broken.

Casey was born in Sacramento and was a Woodland resident for the last 26 years. Casey enjoyed the outdoors, animals and music.

Casey is survived by his beloved wife Shirley Bennett, daughter Shannan Truong and husband Kien Truong, daughter Holly Ford and husband Jared Ford, daughter Ariel Bennett and Brad Chapman and three grandchildren, Alyssa Ford, Dorian Ford and Lily Truong. He is also survived by his sister Mary Bennett-Landrum and husband Bob Landrum, sister-in-law Barbara Cuilla and husband Frank Cuilla, sister-in-law Patricia Lyons and husband Bob Lyons, brother-in-law Edwin Byrnes and father William Bennett. He was preceded in death by his mother Jackie Bennett.

A gathering will be held at the family's residence at 6 p.m. Sept. 1. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Visit the guest book at www.dailydemocrat.com.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Wednesday, August 31, 2005.)

BENNETT

Elsie R. Bennett

Elsie Rosina Bennett died on Dec. 16, 1999, in Auburn. Born on March 18, 1926, in Hayward, she was 73.

She spent her childhood at the family-owned store near Niles. She married George A. Bennett in 1946. The couple moved to Santa Cruz County and were longtime residents of Ben Lomond. George was a mail carrier in that community for many years and Elsie worked in the Santa Cruz County Recorder's Office.

In the mid-1960s they also published the Ben Lomond Circular newspaper.

In the 1980s they moved to Tracy and later to Davis.

She is survived by her son, William J. Bennett of Pilot Hill; her daughter, Lynn Noble of Georgetown; her two grandsons, Brian C. Bennett and Jeffrey L. Bennett, both of Davis; granddaughter, Jarma A. Bennett of Fresno; and two step-grandsons, Jeff Shaffer of Felton and Brian P. Bennett of Sacramento.

She was also the proud grandmother of George Brooke and Tahi.

Friends are invited to attend a funeral service at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Davis Funeral Chapel in Davis. Burial will follow at the Davis Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Chapel.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," for the week of Dec. 19, 1999, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BENNETT

Kathleen Anne Bennett

Kathleen Anne Bennett died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at age 80.

Born Aug. 26, 1922, a native of Woodland, Mrs. Bennett was the daughter of Bernard and Frances (Snyder) Slaven. She graduated from Woodland High School in 1941. She had been a resident of Sacrament for 52 years. She worked for State of California for 34 years including Department of Public Works, Department of Motor Vehicles and State Board of Equalization. She spent many hours as a volunteer worker. According to her family members, "she enjoyed reading, gardening and crafts."

Mrs. Bennett is survived by her sisters, Mrs. Bernadette Grimshaw of Woodland and Mrs. Mary Tauzer of Korbel; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Pierce Bennett in 1994.

A private interment is scheduled at East Lawn Memorial Park.

The family requests memorials be directed to Stollwood Convalescent Hospital; Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, 95616.

McNary's Chapel of Woodland is assisting the family with arrangements.

(Obituary from the "The Daily Democrat," Friday, October 11, 2002, (Woodland, Yolo County, California). Submitted with the permission of the "The Daily Democrat," 711 Main St., Woodland, CA 95695.)

BENSON

Janet May Benson

Janet May Benson died Nov. 8, 2005, at Sierra Healthcare Convalescent Hospital in Davis. She was 89.

A memorial service begins at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, in the Fireside Room of the Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

Born Aug. 30, 1916, she grew up in Woodland with her four brothers. She received her bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from the University of Utah where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. She worked in Sacramento and married there. With three young children, she lived in occupied Japan in 1948 and 1949. She had wonderful organizational skills and used them in her communities and churches.

In the Livermore Presbyterian church, she taught Sunday school, was an elder and deacon, and president of the Women's Association. She was also active in the American Association of University Women and was a PTA president.

In Pleasanton she was in charge of the Senior Lunch and Meals on Wheels program. She was a founding partner of “Grandma's House” (antiques).

In Davis, she was a docent at International House and deacon in the Davis Community Church. She enjoyed OBB (Older But Better) Club, a group of female friends who enjoyed many social events. She was active in the walkers group and Davis Senior Center with her dear friend, Charlie Russell.

She was devoted to her immediate family. She kept cards and letters coming in constant communication. She enjoyed many travels, visiting her family in Germany, Yosemite, Seattle and Garberville. There were many wonderful elder hostel learning vacations.

She will be missed by her family and remains in their hearts.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Bill, Phil and Bob Brubaker.

She is survived by her children, Karen Quinn, Marilyn Ehrenreich, Steve Shewchuck and Bill Alexander; stepson Dave Benson; stepdaughter Karen Benson; her brother, Richard Brubaker, his wife Winnie and their children, Alan, Beverly, Carol and Bruce and his wife Nancy and daughter Hazel; her sister-in-law Louise Wattron and her children, Phillip, Janice and Joan; and nieces Brenda and Diana.

She is further survived by her grandchildren, Kevin Quinn, Jessica and Clement Ehrenreich, Silas Alexander, Nicole and Kayla; and great-grandchildren, Larry Joe, Jeremiah and Amber Quinn, and Tyler.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Thursday, November 17, 2005.)

BENTLEY

Chester Bentley

Chester Bentley dies in Albany

Chester Bentley died at his home in Albany on Sunday, Feb. 24. According to his wishes, there will be no service and his ashes will be inurned in Napa in his mother's plot.

Mr. Bentley graduated from Winters High School in 1931. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Bentley. He is survived by his cousin, Vivian Lipelt of Woodland, and numerous non-local cousins.

(Obituary from the “Winters Express,” Thursday, March 4, 1991, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the “Winters Express,” 312 Railroad Ave., Winters, CA 95694.)

BENTLEY

Emeline M. Bentley

Emeline M. Bentley died in Woodland Friday, Dec. 12, 2003, at age 84.

Born May 4, 1919, in Mound, Alberta, Canada, Mrs. Bentley had been a Yolo County resident for eight years. She graduated from business school in 1938. She worked as a professional secretary for the U.S. Government Bureau of Reclamation. After World War II, she began working in the private sector; where she retired as a legal secretary in 1978. She married Lamar P. Bentley on Jan. 23, 1943.

Survivors include her daughter, Mary Ellen MacKenzie of Woodland; sons, Richard Bentley of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Robert Bentley of Fairfield; and grandchildren, James Bentley of Fayetteville, N.C. and Ian MacKenzie of Woodland. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamar P. Bentley.

The family requests memorials be directed to Woodland Library Rose Club, 250 First St., Woodland 95695; or The American Lung Association, 909 12th St., Sacramento 95814. Arrangements are under the direction of Kraft Bros. Funeral Directors of Woodland.

Services: A memorial service will be held in Tacoma, Wash., in the spring of 2004.

(Obituary from the Woodland "Daily Democrat," Monday, December 22, 2003.)

BENTZ

Lolita M. Bentz

Lolita M. Bentz of Davis died May 20, 2002, at Turning Leaf Care Facility in Davis. She was 93.

She was born on July 20, 1908, in Michigan.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara and son-in-law Bill Dendy of El Macero; her grandson Greg and his wife Alix Dendy of Pacifica; eight nephews and nieces and their families; and her caregivers at Turning Leaf.

Yolo Hospice assisted in her final care.

A funeral service and burial will take place Monday in Houston, Miss. She will be buried beside her husband, John J. Bentz, who died in 1980.

Davis Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements in Davis. Houston Memorial Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements in Mississippi.

Memorials may be made in her name to Yolo Hospice, P.O. Box 1014, Davis, CA 95617-1014.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Monday, May 27, 2002, (Yolo County). Submitted with the permission of the "The Davis Enterprise," 315 G Street, Davis, CA 95616.)

BENWARE

Ruth Conrad Benware

Ruth Conrad Benware died July 1, 2003, in Davis. She was 87.

She was born Aug. 20, 1915, in Chicago and lived most of her life in Southern California. She moved to Davis in 2001, to be near family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Donivan Wilson Benware and two brothers.

She is survived by her sons Will Benware of Davis and Paul Benware of Quakertown, Pa., six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday in the Fireside Room of Davis Community Church, 412 C St.

(Obituary from the "The Davis Enterprise," Friday, July 4, 2003.)

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